Klaus is Sapphire Ventures’ liaison at SAP and drives new growth initiatives and engagement programs for Sapphire portfolio companies extending their business development, go-to-market and product reach within the enterprise ecosystem for the EMEA market.
He brings more than 20 years of experience in the software business. Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, Klaus was the VP & GM, Consumer & Discrete Industries EMEA South at SAP where he was responsible for industry strategy, business planning, revenue and innovation. He had numerous international leadership positions from sales engineer for the North and Latin America market at Knorr-Bremse, to client partner, director international sales and head of North America global delivery at SAP America. Klaus has an MBA from Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering – Dipl.-Ing. (FH) – from the Hochschule Heilbronn, Germany.
As a multi-lingual, Klaus has lived and worked in the United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. In his spare time, Klaus enjoys skiing, hiking, soccer and exploring final frontiers.